A new perspective on "virtual": analyzing discontinuities in the work environment

  title={A new perspective on "virtual": analyzing discontinuities in the work environment},
  author={Mary Beth Watson-Manheim and Kevin Crowston and Katherine M. Chudoba},
The word “virtual” has become a potent buzzword and as such, is freely applied to many situations, with many meanings. As a result, it, like other buzzwords, is in danger of meaning nothing. In this paper, we develop a more precise understanding of the use of the word “virtual” to describe changing work environments. Our specific contribution is to propose a framework to classify these different work environments based on the type of discontinuities involved. This framework enables us to… CONTINUE READING
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